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What Jimmie Johnson’s Strategy Should Be at Homestead to Win 6th Sprint Cup

With a 28-point lead on Matt Kenseth going into Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson pretty much just has to show up to clinch his sixth Sprint Cup championship. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration. Having won a NASCAR record five straight championships from 2006 through 2010, Johnson has to finish no lower than 25th at HMS to easily change his reigning nickname from "five-time" to "six-time." Here are the clinching scenarios for Johnson. He must: 1) Finish 23rd or better. 2) Finish 24th or better with at least one lap led. 3) Finish 25th or better with the most laps led. So, in almost identical fashion to the situations he faced heading into Homestead each of the prior five years he won the Cup crown, Johnson ...

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